Chazaliella abrupta (Hiern) E.M.A. Petit & Verdc.
var. abrupta

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Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along numbered trail, Mphingue, Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along numbered trail, Mphingue, Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along track Muanza rangerpost to old Urema river crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

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Synonyms: Psychotria abrupta Hiern
Psychotria madandensis S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Normally a shrub, possibly rarely a small tree. Bark very pale, whitish-grey, corky. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, simple, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 20 cm, pale green, often with a bronze tinge below; domatia very reduced or absent; stipule ovate or triangular, 2 mm with several teeth. Flowers in terminal clusters, white fading to yellow; corolla c. 8 mm in diameter; lobes spreading. Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, slightly ribbed when dry.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On sandy soils in forest, woodland and thicket, often at the base of rocky hills and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Also Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,Lk
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 912. As Chazaliella abrupta (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 71.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156500, retrieved 5 December 2019

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